The truth about “Free” check engine diagnosis – Nothing in life is Free There are a few different companies that offer free “Diagnostics” or “Scans” of your vehicle to let you know why your engine light is on. In fact recently more businesses have been jumping on the bandwagon in order to bring customers into their stores. I am sure you have seen, heard or … Continue reading The truth about “FREE” check engine light diagnosis
For more information about your vehicles maintenance schedule please visit us online at www.spencersautorepair.com or by calling 940-482-6628 Spencer’s Auto Repair. Even the smartest people sometimes feel foolish when speaking with car mechanics. We often say yes to maintenance services because we figure that the auto mechanic knows what is best for our cars. However, car owners sometimes overspend because less-than-honest auto repair shops talk them into services … Continue reading Car Maintenance You Don’t Need–Including Most Every Kind of “Flush”
The Downside of Taking Your Car to a Quick Lube Shop Today, many car owners have come to believe that changing the oil of any car is a “commodity that anyone can do.” People have become focused on getting the cheapest oil change, rather than a high quality oil change “service.” There is a big difference between just draining and changing the oil and filter … Continue reading The Downside of Taking Your Car to a Quick Lube Shop
For some vehicles, you’re advised to change the coolant every 30,000 miles. For others, changing the coolant isn’t even on the maintenance schedule. For example, Hyundai says the coolant (what many refer to as “antifreeze”) in most of its models should be replaced after the first 60,000 miles, then every 30,000 miles after that. The interval is every 30,000 miles on some vehicles, but on … Continue reading Should the antifreeze/coolant be changed?
Yes, though how often this service should be performed varies by manufacturer and vehicle, and it’s open to debate. The manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for many automatic transmissions doesn’t call for fresh fluid until 100,000 miles. A lot of mechanics may say that is too long and it should be done at least every 50,000 miles. Manual transmissions may be on a different schedule, so … Continue reading Do you really need to change your transmission fluid?
Looking for ways to save money on car repairs? Regularly maintaining your vehicle – think oil changes & tire rotations– is the best way for an automotive technician to keep an eye on your vehicle health. That way, items that require attention won’t be left to deteriorate to the point of major parts breaking, which could get far more expensive than your budget allows. Just … Continue reading 5 Reasons Auto Repair Shop Won’t Install Your Parts
What do spark plugs do? Think of spark plugs as the tiniest bolt of lighting. Small but mighty, the spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. By putting the engine’s pistons in motion, your car can power up, stay powered up and produce a smooth burn of the compressed air-fuel … Continue reading Everything you need to know about spark plugs
What is a timing belt? A timing belt is a rubber belt that controls the timing of internal combustion engines. The belt itself is unremarkable in appearance: it is simply a rubber belt with teeth, as pictured above. However, it performs a vital function by ensuring that the crankshaft (which controls the pistons) and the camshaft (which controls the valves) rotate in sync. This is vital for … Continue reading Timing belts-Why they are important to replace and how it affects you
If you own a car, chances are you have had (or will have) to take it to a repair shop at some point. Unfortunately, tales of crooked mechanics are as prevalent as crooked politician stories, resulting in most car owners being wary or downright defensive before they even walk in a repair shop’s door. Referrals for auto repair shops, when their service and quality of work … Continue reading Building a good relationshop with your auto repair shop